1. Post #1
    After seeing this on /v/ of all places, I thought I should share this oddly addicting passtime with Facepunch.

    http://www.mapcrunch.com/

    This site will spawn you in a random location in a country of your choice. Enable "hide location" (so you don't know where you are) and "cities only" (so you don't spawn in the middle of nowhere, or on a highway), then either try to navigate home, or to the nearest airport.

    I tell you, after wandering aimlessly through Britain's endless suburban forest, it's a relief to a see a roadsign pointing towards London so I know where the fuck I am and where I'm going.

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    Seems awesome, I'll give it a try.
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    Ali Legend's Avatar
    July 2010
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    Shit, I'm retarded and really bad at this kind of thing. I'll give it a shot (see you all in 5 days time).
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    May 2009
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    I ended up in Hong Kong. I live in the UK. Oh fuck
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    February 2007
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    Oh god I'm in Germany.
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    Ali Legend's Avatar
    July 2010
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    I ended up in Hong Kong. I live in the UK. Oh fuck
    You can choose to isolate it to the UK.


    By the way is it me or will this take ages? I've spent the last 2 minutes clicking my way down a single street...

    Edit: Ooooo, never mind, you don't have to use the arrows, you can just click the end of the street.
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    You can choose to isolate it to the UK.


    By the way is it me or will this take ages? I've spent the last 2 minutes clicking my way down a single street...
    You don't have to click the arrows. If the cursor forms a small circle on the road ahead you can skip all the way there, it's much faster.
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    Ama-zake's Avatar
    November 2009
    1,359 Posts
    It would be sorta kinda nice if Streetview was faster at navigating because this just tends to spawn me several thousand miles away from where I live
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    April 2008
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    where the fuck am i
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    May 2008
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    I landed right next to an Airport near some place called Helsinki, do I win?
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    July 2010
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    OK I've worked out from the shop names that I'm in Surrey..
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    I ended up on my street, ahahah.
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    Ali Legend's Avatar
    July 2010
    2,434 Posts
    Heading north east to london (I hope ) so I can get home.

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    Does Exeter have an airport?
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    February 2010
    442 Posts
    How come I can't isolate to Ireland? Do I have to walk home from England?
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    September 2009
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    i'm about 30 miles from my house, damn, this is going to be hard
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    November 2010
    1,642 Posts
    Live in VA, USA. Choose random place in USA, get wisconsin.

    Got a looonggggg way to go.

    Edited:

    i'm about 30 miles from my house, damn, this is going to be hard
    I'm about 150
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    Ali Legend's Avatar
    July 2010
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    Outskirts of london. Should be home 'soon'.

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    How come I can't isolate to Ireland? Do I have to walk home from England?
    Find the nearest international airport.

    Edited:

    I'm about 150
    I'm at the other end of the fucking country
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    January 2010
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    I live in a town in england. Would that still come up in cities only
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    November 2008
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    Woa, got Norway, witch is where i live, but i spawned all the way north, and i live in oslo.
    Fml gave up when i saw location
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    June 2009
    2,457 Posts
    I live in Arizona, got some random rural street in Texas. Should be fun.
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    January 2008
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    How come I can't isolate to Ireland? Do I have to walk home from England?
    You can select the "My Map" thing so it only chooses random locations in the area selected.
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    October 2009
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    This is awesome I am in Antarctica with penguins and people! Wait how do I get out of here?
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    July 2010
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    This is awesome I am in Antarctica with penguins and people! Wait how do I get out of here?
    ahahah. Why would you want to get out of there though? That is fucking awesome!
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    October 2009
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    Here are some more of this awesome expidition! (Media'd for size)
    http://gyazo.com/cc500aa26d4d813a4ffbf814fded662c.pnghttp://gyazo.com/5f7ed2539f30a772f61f8a49e29573f8.pnghttp://gyazo.com/6fa1a75be2e8c00fd4212f8b613e6d91.pnghttp://gyazo.com/d7da57f4b91f14b45bbbcd6a4b1fe498.pnghttp://gyazo.com/a92f41018b7c9c1404aecdad1e8292ad.pnghttp://gyazo.com/ba324f74317714f699814d6c3704acb9.pngThis is awesome!
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    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,583 Posts
    No Street View in Russia :frown:
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  29. Post #29
    BABY MODE : don't do anything to complicate your life, use GPS, show country and location.

    EASY MODE : don't use any GPS or maps help, but you use show country

    NORMAL MODE : use show country, use cities only, don't hide location

    HARD MODE : use show country, use cities only, hide location, don't use anykind of help

    SUPER-HARD MODE : don't show country, use cities only, hide location, don't use anykind of help

    STALKER MODE : only go into a country you don't know the language, don't use cities, hide location, don't use anykind of help, explore until you sleep, in a dark room, with STALKER OST
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  30. Post #30
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    April 2010
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    Of course it puts me on the complete opposite side of my fucking country.
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    fuck sake, I appeared in Wales. I can't read shit :argh:
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    I'm in "tara road" by some "pre-primary" school.

    no idea where I am, don't even know if I'm in the UK.
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    January 2010
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    beer truck in hawaii
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    March 2010
    2,900 Posts
    Ah shit I'm Brazil.
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    Cheese7's Avatar
    October 2009
    393 Posts
    I'm in my city but I'm also a bit south of my home city. This is confusing the hell out of me.

  36. Post #36
    Richard Simmons's Avatar
    February 2010
    5,893 Posts
    I spawned in Seattle, 2 blocks of Interstate 90. Just took that back home.

    What a challange!
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  37. Post #37
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    January 2010
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    using my map, the random button took me to my friend's house

    hasn't managed to jump to mine yet
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    February 2010
    442 Posts
    You can select the "My Map" thing so it only chooses random locations in the area selected.
    Ah thanks. Well I live in Dublin and it started me in Co. Sligo which is on the other side of the country. There's fields everywhere! :byodood:

  39. Post #39
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    January 2010
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    finally it jumped to my house after all that
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    February 2008
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    I did it. I managed to start in a nearby city, about 10 km away, and go to my home.
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